Winter Warming Tips for Your Home

Winter Warming Tips for Your South Portland, ME Home – Drapes, Sun and Replacement Windows

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You’ve already handled the caulking and weatherstripping around your replacement windows and doors before the cold hits South Portland, so what else can you do to keep your home cozy with cold temps?

Drafty replacement windows and doors not only mean decreased comfort, they could be costing you money month after as the heated air inside your home slips outdoors and the cold outside air makes its way indoors. Here are a handful of tips to help keep those drafts at bay:

  • Welcome the sun. When the sun is shining throughout the day, make sure you have your curtains open to let in natural light and warmth. It normally works best with south-facing windows, but don’t let that restrict you when it comes to adding a bit of extra natural light and warmth from your home’s other replacement windows.

  • Consider adding replacement windows. If you have drafty old windows it could be time to replace them out with new energy efficient windows to boost your comfort and help reduce heating and cooling bills.

  • Utilize heavyweight drapes. Using heavyweight fabrics for drapes helps to add another barrier for your home, helping to keep drafts out and warm air in. Add these with blinds and shades for an even greater warming effect.

  • Hang floor-length drapes. Using floor length drapes in door openings is almost forgotten, but can offer you the ability to keep drafts from rooms or different floors far away. If there are areas in your home that don’t need to be heated constantly, there are a variety of stylish ways to include these drapes in to your home. 

Keeping a cozy home in South Portland is critical when winter weather can be difficult to predict, so why not use your replacement windows to help take on that challenge. If you’d like to learn more about all of the replacement windows available from Pella Windows and Doors, stop by the South Portland showroom, give us a call at 207-517-2331 or schedule an in-home consultation with the online scheduler.


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